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This is a bow made from PVC pipe(duhh) DISCLAIMER. Do not shoot at living creatures, fragile objects or your neighbors dog. Sort this is a crappy disclaimer This costs about 7$ if you by all the materials. U probably have most of them

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Length of 3/4 PVC pipe- $1.29 for ten feet Nylon string 2-3 $ PVC end caps (optional but preferred, it makes it look better and holds string tighter.)50-65 cents each Superglue $1 Duct tape ( optional)$2-$3 Spray paint (optional)
 
Iamaphsyco1 year ago
It's a good first but maybe watch a vids on YouTube I recommend thebackyardbowyer
kerrboy1002 years ago
This isn't a recurve!
csherry2 years ago
i give you my respect on your 'ible clean cut & straight to the point! well done!
DSJesterXII2 years ago
That's not a recurve. Look up a recurve bow. A recurve curves forward at the ends, not back.
claudg19502 years ago
You may wish to watch these:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Buzpjllgo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJAaM-RalFk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=DF7FJFLWct4&feature=endscreen
The third one is most important: it would be related to those burns in your bow. Watch it first for your own safety. Take care
claudg19502 years ago
This is very very good, but let me add a suggestion, since perhaps you have involuntarily created several "stress raisers": in ANY structure, the transition from high stresses to low stresses should be gradual. Avoid creating areas where changes on the level of stress are abrupt because stresses will concentrate there to levels much higher than expected.
Your "recourves" in the bow seem to me too abrupt; I would bet that if and when the bow breaks, it's going to be at one of the sharp bends you made, where stresses would seem to be much higher than average.
The other stress raiser: the slits at the ends.should not be left like that. In my view, you should drill a relatively larger hole at the end of each slit, to prevent the crack from progressing. All the best.
gralan2 years ago
I have not tried your bow, but it looks like a great instructable. I look forward to reading your future posts.
Fiddlehorn (author) 2 years ago
Sorry this is my first instructible